Rephrasing voice : art, practice-led research and the limits and sites of articulacy

Mafé, Daniel (2010) Rephrasing voice : art, practice-led research and the limits and sites of articulacy. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


While my PhD is practice-led research, it is my contention that such an inquiry cannot develop as long as it tries to emulate other models of research. I assert that practice-led research needs to account for an epistemological unknown or uncertainty central to the practice of art. By focusing on what I call the artist's 'voice,' I will show how this 'voice' is comprised of a dual motivation—'articulate' representation and 'inarticulate' affect—which do not even necessarily derive from the artist. Through an analysis of art-historical precedents, critical literature (the work of Jean-François Lyotard and Andrew Benjamin, the critical methods of philosophy, phenomenology and psychoanalysis) as well as of my own painting and digital arts practice, I aim to demonstrate how this unknown or uncertain aspect of artistic inquiry can be mapped. It is my contention that practice-led research needs to address and account for this dualistic 'voice' in order to more comprehensively articulate its unique contribution to research culture.

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ID Code: 32131
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: McNamara, Andrew & Brown, Andrew
Additional Information: Recipient of 2010 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award
Keywords: abstract, affect, affect-phrase, art, Andrew Benjamin, contemporary, criticism, Deleuze, interpretation, Lacan, Lyotard, painting, practice-led, research, silence, sublime, the Thing, voice, ODTA
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 06 May 2010 05:45
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:43

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